Earlier this year I brought you the story of the KILLING ME SOFTLY video director, Aswad Ayinde, who despite his successful career thought nothing of coming home to his daughters’ beds. Azizi was regularly raped from the ripe old age of eight by the one person she should have been running to for protection. The man who called himself her father.
I salute women who are brave enough to stare society in the face and say “yes it happened to me” because there are many out there suffering the same fate but too mortified to speak up. They wonder what society would say, if they would be stigmatized; if other men would shun them for the sheer taboo of what happened to them.
God bless those brave enough to give a voice to the voiceless thereby encouraging others with similar challenges to speak up. My heart however, goes out to the children produced by this unholy coupling. I cant help wondering how they would feel when they are grown enough to appreciate the full import of what their father/grandfather did.
‘Many of the women that have received the grant have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, sexual and domestic violence, the death of a spouse, and substance abuse,’ said Soroptimist, a female empowerment organization that gave the award to Aziza Kibibi of New Jersey.
Aziza Kibibi via YouTube
Aziza Kibibi writes a blog and says she hopes to raise money through Indiegogo for a planned memoir called ‘Unashamed,’ about her life and struggles.
A New Jersey woman whose abusive father impregnated her five times just received a scholarship to help her finish college.
Soroptimist, a female empowerment organization, awarded Aziza Kibibi a $10,000 grant to put toward her college degree as part of the Women’s Opportunity Awards program.
These awards are designed to help women get the skills, training and education needed for them to achieve their career goals. They are specifically for women who have previously been denied such training by economic or social barriers or by adverse personal circumstances.
“Many of the women that have received the grant have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, sexual and domestic violence, the death of a spouse, and substance abuse,” Soroptimist said in an announcement.
Kibibi’s father, Aswad Ayinde, who directed the music video for “Killing Me Softly” by the Fugees, sexually abused her from ages 8 to 23, resulting in the birth of four children, one of whom died of a medical condition from inbreeding.
Aswad Ayinde had sex with his own daughter Aziza Kibibi in an attempt to create purebred offspring.
Kibibi, sexually enslaved by her father, was hidden from the outside world and deprived of schooling.
Ayinde has been behind bars since 2006 and is serving a 90-year prison sentence.
But Kibibi, of East Orange, kept pressing forward. She is raising the three other children by her father as well as a son from a more recent relationship. She is on her way to earning a degree in communications and works as a chef, reported NJ.com.
“We thank Aziza for her courage and willingness to share her story,” Soroptimist executive director and CEO Elizabeth Lucas said. “And we congratulate all of our recipients for their fortitude in moving past their challenges and reaching for their dreams.”